New Church Office Hours:  Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


A reminder as the seasons bring us cooler weather, that Peace follows the Fairfax school district snow/emergency schedule. If Fairfax schools are delayed or closed, the church office will be delayed or closed. https://www.fcps.edu/alerts


 Adult Forums, Sunday mornings at 9:15 am, will be led by Jon Nerdig on October 21, and November 4, 11, 18


 
 
Peace Lutheran Fall Picnic
Introducing the First Peace Lutheran Chili Cook Off!
* Festival Games * Family Fun *
* Bounce House * Ice Cream Truck *
Sunday, October 21st following the 10:30 am service

 
Go to sharingpeace.org/event-sign-up/ to sign up for items to bring, enter the Chili Contest, or to volunteer to set up or clean up.

 

Questions? Contact the office (703) 354-5233
Event Organizers: Lindsey Bowlby and Cristine Glei

 


 

Lutheran Social Services is collecting new and gently used clean winter coats, hats, scarves, and mittensof all shapes and sizes for the refugee families who arrived in our community this past year.  Check your closets now and bring items to the fellowship hall Oct. 14, 21 or 28.

 


CROP WALK: Saturday, October 20th at 8:00 am

Did you know that 387 million children live in extreme poverty?? Join the CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk on October 20! 

The people of Peace are invited to participate in the annual walk on Saturday, October 20 at 8 a.m. at Lake Accotink Park. The Annandale CROP Hunger Walk raises funds for Church World Service’s (CWS)  hunger and refugee relief and development programs and for ACCA. Walkers collect donations to CWS from sponsors online or by check or cash. Checks or cash can be given to Nadia Fitzcharles in person. 


Sunday, October 28th – plan to attend the Time and Talent Resource Fair between and after the services to learn about all the ministries serving at Peace. Connect with friends and find new ways to get involved and share your talents.


All high school youth and parents: during education hour on October 28th, we will be learning from Peace member Jon Nerdig about homelessness in Fairfax County and then making bagged lunches for residents at Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter where Jon is the volunteer coordinator. Please sign up here to contribute something for the lunches; in addition to bringing food item(s), if you have any gently used towels that you can part with, they are always needed. We’ll start at 9:15 am (room-space tbd) – hope to see you there! *Also please note that this is the same day as the ministry fair which is happening both before and after the 10:30 am service.*


Faithful Families All Hallows’ Eve Style: On October 28 from 5-7 pm, we will do our usual potluck and then head outdoors for marshmallows and singing around a fire. Kids, wear your Halloween costumes…Adults, a fun challenge for you (nobody necessarily needs to go build an ark!): dress up as a Biblical character! Find the sign up here. 


Re-usable water bottle drive: Can you provide a new reusable water bottle and bring it the morning of October 28, when high schoolers and their parents are invited to learn about homelessness in Fairfax County and then will be preparing bagged lunches for residents at Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter. Residents normally get plastic water bottles with their lunches but it would be a great thing to opt out of purchasing less of the those pesky plastics and give reusable water bottles instead! Goal: 50 water bottles!!


November 4 from 12:00 pm: Celebrating “All Dia de Los Saints and Muertos Day”…wait, what? We’ll have lunch while we learn a little bit about the uniqueness of All Saints Day and El Dia de Los Muertos, as well as what the celebrations have in common. Then we’ll watch the animated film Coco together. Location: Lauxman House basement. Also, here’s an interesting Washington Post article about how the afterlife is a lingering question, despite the decline in overall [organized] religiosity. Note: there’s no Sunday school or youth programming before service that day. 


Ministry Chairs: Please contact Cathy Kroohs or Marcia Dursi to discuss ideas for your ministry’s table for the Time and Talent Resource Fair.


On November 4th we will be celebrating All Saints Sunday.  We will honor those who have died and are now part of the  Church Triumphant. If you would like to have a family member or friend honored that day with their name in the bulletin, please fill out a “For All the Saints” form located on the Usher’s table and put it in the offering place, give it to an usher or leave in the office mailbox in the Sunday School classroom.


Also, be sure to check out our full church calendar.